How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

55 terms

OAA 6th Grade Reading Prep

STUDY
PLAY
Similie
Comparison between two very unlike things using the words "like" or "as".
Context Clues
Hints in the text that can help you figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word or prase in your reading
Main Character
The central character the story revolves around.
First-person
The narrator is one of the characters in the story and the reader sees the story through the chracter's eyes.
"to more or travel"
The root "migr" means this
"to sleep"
The root "dorm" means this.
"to write"
The root "scribe" means this.
"alone"
The root "sol" means this.
"wheel or circular"
The root "cyclo" means this.
"two"
The prefix bi- means this.
"before or in front of"
The prefix pre- means this
"back or again"
The prefix re- means this.
"not or without"
The prefix non- means this.
Third-person
narrator is outside the action and refers to characters as he or she
Conflict
The problem that occursin a story, usually between characters or within one character.
Mood
The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage.
Irony
a situation or statement in which the actual outcome or meaning is opposite to what was expected.
Characterization
When a character's personality is shown through the use of action, dialogue, thought or commentary.
Symbol
something that stands for or represents something else
Antonym
a word that means the opposite of another word
Synonym
A word that means the same as another word
Metaphor
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
Author's Purpose
the reason an author writes, such as to entertain, inform, or persuade.
Theme
a central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work
Personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Main Idea
What a piece of writing is mostly about.
Flashback
interrupting the story with events from the past
Read
What is the root word of "unreadable"
-ance (state or quality of being)
What is the suffix of "resistance"?
Summarize
to describe the main idea and important details of a passage using your own words
Inference
logical conclusion based on observations
Cause
an event that brings about other events; the reason something happens
Fact
Something that is proven to be true
Compare and Contrast
Study the similarities and differences between things.
Setting
The time and place in which a story takes place
Theme
the overall message of the story.
Plot
the structure of events in a story, usually including rising action, climax, and resolution
Genre
type or category of literary work (e.g., poetry, essay, short story, novel, drama)
Point-of-View
the perspective from which a story is told (first person, third person)
Homophone
Words that have the same spelling, but different meanings.
Opinion
a personal view or belief
Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Internal Conflict
a problem or struggle within a character; person vs. self
Connotation
suggested or implied meaning of an expression or word
Falling Action
The events after the climax which close the story.
Fiction
a story that is not true or is made up
Prediction
A guess about what will happen next
Minor Characters
Characters that play minor parts in the story
Climax
The most exciting point in the story
Resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
Audience
People for whom a text is written; the intended readers
Chronological order
(Time Order) Events are arranged in the order in which they happened
Dialogue
conversation between characters
Literal Meaning
When the words mean exactly what they say
Persuade
To try and influence someone to think or act in a certain way